Out on this Friday is War Horse: The Story in Concert a music box set that brings to life Michael Morpurgo’s novel as the author himself narrators (alongside Joanna Lumley) with the story set to music by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
The collector’s edition boasts some very creative packaging – the set comes in a custom-made military-styled canvas bag, which in turn contains a large format (12-inches square) 76-page case bound book with the full script of the narrated story and original illustrations by award-winning British designer Rae Smith.
Watch the unboxing video below, to get a proper look at how this set works…
The Collector’s Edition contains the three audio CDs (containing the complete orchestral recording with narration and music only) but additionally it comes with two vinyl records of the music only, and a DVD featuring the making of the recording; a bespoke leather folio with two exclusive art cards and a set of four art postcards by Rae Smith, a certificate of authenticity signed by Michael Morpurgo, a page from the music score hand notated by the composer, a sketch book and pencil, and a replica WW1 Identity Tag!
BMG are only making 1000 of these limited edition Collector’s Edition of War Horse: The Story in Concert. This edition and other formats (see below) are all released on 8 December 2017.
Other formats for War Horse: The Story in Concert
Super Deluxe Edition – If that goes beyond your budget, the 76-page casebound book (from the big set) with the double vinyl, the three audio CDs and the DVD is available separately without the canvas bag and the extra ‘bits’. This is branded as the ‘super deluxe edition’ and it’s less than half the price of the Collector’s Edition.
A Deluxe CD Edition – reduces the offering down to three CDs and the DVD and is packaged in more compact small book. This comes with two Rae Smith art cards
Standard CD Edition – The ‘basic’ offering. A three CD set packaged in a card wallet sleeve. The three CDs featuring full narrated script and music only audio.